Bear Crawls are a bodyweight exercise that doesn’t get a lot of attention and has been around for many, many years. I first was exposed to them in high school football. But, I remember doing them as a kid and racing my brother. Little kids do these exercises and we don’t even take a second look.
Plain and simple this bodyweight exercise will build a rugged body, they are a forgotten secret that will bring about a primitive type of strength throughout the entire body.
Bear Crawls will humble the so called fit person,and go so far beyond what most other exercises can do and are a complete body ripper.
Anyone that has done this exercise can tell you that in a very short time, in as little as 20 seconds this bodyweight exercise will have you on your ass, wondering how such a simple basic exercise will have you sweating and breathing heavy in no time flat.
This type of bodyweight exercise will condition your body in so many ways that it’s a perfect exercise for any sport you are training for. Think how the exercise is done, you are on all fours and moving around using every muscle in your arms, shoulders, traps, neck, core, thighs, hamstrings, calves, wrists, hands, feet not to mention the anaerobic benefits.
The Bear Crawl is the MMA fighters, wrestlers, fighters, martial artist best friend, they work the body the way every athlete needs.
Bear Crawls are not an aerobic exercise, you can’t go and Bear Crawl for miles it’s an exercise for performance and building a rugged type of body in a short period of time.
Want to try the Bear Crawl all you need is a little room to move, you can do it inside, outside where ever you want. If you do it inside and room is limited move two or three steps forward, move to the left and back to the right and backwards and do this for a minute or two and feel the muscle building effect on your body.
Outside, your backyard a football field, a hill. Try some Bear Crawl sprints. Walk off 5 yards Bear Crawl 5 yards – jog back get back down and repeat as long as possible.
Here’s a good workout that will work strength and coordination. Grab a soccer ball and in a Bear Crawl position, start moving the ball around with your hands, and just like in soccer try to take the ball down the field using only your hands.
The act of taking your one arm and hitting the ball put’s a lot of stress on your other arm and your core needs to stabilize which will build a great amount of core strength.
This is an exercise that will build real world physical fitness in a short period of time.
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